Snowbird Ski Resort

Group Asks Forest Service To Halt Snowbird Project

Jul 19, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An environmental group is asking the U.S. Forest Service to delay Snowbird Ski Resort's construction of a restaurant atop the 11,000-foot Hidden Peak.

The group Save Our Canyons says Snowbird has made significant changes to the plan since the Forest Service approved the project in 1999 and a new study is needed to review the possible environmental impacts.

The Forest Service says it's considering the request.

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